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Political Science, Bachelor

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Essex, MD, United States
Have you ever wondered what justice really means? By taking the Political Science program from Gordon College you will explore the four subfields of political science—American Politics, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Political Theory—and graduate prepared to engage effectively in public life. 
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Why study the Political Science program from Gordon College?

There are less than 25 students in most classes, so political science students can work closely with professors and peers on substantive projects. Classes are Socratic in style—faculty facilitate student conversation by asking open-ended questions. Studying from a Christian perspective allows you to consider questions of political structuring inside of the framework of justice and Christian responsibility. A required internship will give you real-world experience in the context of thoughtful Christian engagement.

What careers can I pursue with a political science major?

Many Gordon political science majors go into careers where they have daily influence on public life. You will be prepared for a variety of graduate schools—from law school to public administration to international diplomacy—and diverse careers, including:

  • Nonprofit director
  • Lawyer
  • Public policy consultant
  • Political strategist
  • Congressional staffer
  • Think tank analyst
  • Political science professor
  • Community activist
  • Urban planner
  • Campaign staffer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    38 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • American National Politics 
  • Power and Justice: Perspectives on Political Order 
  • International Relations 
  • State, Citizen and Civil Society 
  • Political Communication: Votes, Groups and Media 
  • American Domestic Policy 
  • American Constitutional Law 
  • Congress and the Presidency 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Schedule your admissions interview

Your admissions interview may be conducted by phone or Skype. The interview gives us a chance to get to know you better. To schedule an interview, email your admissions counselor three dates and times that are convenient for you. 

  • The $50 application fee has been waived for international applicants.
  • Send us your reference

Academic Reference

If you provided an email address for your academic references on your application, the Academic Reference form will be sent directly to that person. 

  • Mail your scores

a. Your official academic records

These must be received from all secondary school(s). 

b. Your SAT, ACT, TOEFL, or IELTS results.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    38650 USD/year
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  • National

    38650 USD/year
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Living costs for Essex

  • 1369 - 2320 USD/month
    Living Costs

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